JCPL Book Review: “Big Fish” by Daniel Wallace | Culture & Leisure

Looking for a light read to get your summer off to a good start? If so, Daniel Wallace’s “Big Fish” novel is for you! “Big Fish” follows narrator William Bloom as he comes to terms with the impending death of Edward, his ailing father. Edward has always been a tall storyteller, but even on his … Read more

Lyric named official state theater | Culture & Leisure

OKLAHOMA CITY – Lyric Theater has been named Oklahoma’s official state theater. Governor Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 1385, authored by Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd and House Majority Leader Jon Echols, granting honor to the flagship theater founded in 1963. The law comes into effect. effective November 1, 2022. “Everyone at the Lyric Theater … Read more

Age-old passionate game returns after pandemic hiatus | Culture & Leisure

OBERAMMERGAU, Germany (AP) — Nearly 400 years ago, the Catholic residents of a small Bavarian village swore to perform a play of “the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ” every 10 years, if only God would spare them further losses from the plague known as the Black Death. Legend has it that … Read more

Michelle Huneven’s ‘Search’ Offers Spiritual Wisdom—and Cookies | Culture & Leisure

I never thought I would review – and love – a novel that includes recipes. But Michelle Huneven’s “Search” and her Midmorning Glory Muffins made me believe. Which is appropriate because “Search” is a story about the evolutionary nature of belief. Others, however, may be skeptical about going into this explicitly religious novel. After all, … Read more

“The Northman” offers a bloody and bloody journey | Culture & Leisure

Betrayal, revenge and historical accuracy are at the heart of Robert Eggers’ Scandinavian historical epic “The Northman”, starring Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe. Similarities to other films permeate the narrative, but what makes “The Northman” excel is in its execution. The action is fierce, the drama is engrossing, and the story … Read more

Pattie Boyd thinks young people are ‘too sensitive’ | Culture & Leisure

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library welcomes author Kathleen Murphy to talk about Ukraine | Culture & Leisure

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Chad Stahelski: John Wick 4 Has An Emotional Conclusion | Culture & Leisure

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Roush Review: An ‘Offer’ You Could Take or Leave | arts-and-entertainment

Roush Review: An 'Offer' You Could Take or Leave |  arts-and-entertainment

Say this for The Offer: It makes you want to see The Godfather again — and Paramount+ has complied, making the entire movie trilogy available for bingeing on the original’s 50th anniversary. (The first two are highly recommended.) This ambitious 10-part drama about the behind-the-scenes conflicts during filmmaking, with producer Albert S. Ruddy fending off … Read more

Justin Bartlett realizing childhood wonders of his hometown theater | Arts & Entertainment

Justin Bartlett realizing childhood wonders of his hometown theater |  Arts & Entertainment

NEW ALBANY • With the flick of a switch, the auditorium was awash in red, transforming the walls, stage and all 390 seats into a scene from an Argento film. From behind small control panel in one corner of the balcony, Justin Bartlett’s voice echoed throughout the Magnolia Civic Center and Cine Theater’s 73-year-old auditorium. … Read more